Canal Footbridge Replacement
Hampshire County Council is responsible for a wide range of services across the whole county from their head offices in Winchester. Amongst their many responsibilities is taking care of the walkways and paths across their land. After one particular bridge became a slipping hazard, the council turned to GripClad for help.
How We Helped
- Provided anti-slip solutions across footbridges throughout Canal network.
- Helped save the Council money in maintenance and insurance claims
- Protected the public with anti-slip treads over dangerous surfaces
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Serving more than 1.3 million residents in Hampshire, the County Council is responsible for the health and safety of anyone using its land and facilities. Managing a budget of over £1 billion, Hampshire County Council prides itself on delivering services to the people of Hampshire in an open and cost-effective way.
The wooden slats on the council's canal footbridges were becoming weak and unstable. A total structural replacement was needed together with an enhanced long term slip resistant surface, especially near canals and lock mechanisms.
Apart from the metal framework which was sound, everything was included in this project from the complete replacement of timber slats for GRP Minimesh Grating and all fixings to 26 Footbridges. Our GRP gratings we chosen as they will offer extended service life and real value, plus a slip resistant surface.
Guaranteed drainage and slip resistant walking surface using GRP Grating. This new grating product adds zero maintenance where these areas will never need to be replaced.
Hampshire County Council:
Canal footbridge replacement
"Once we realised that a weather resistance material like GRP Grating was available we re-examined the options and we had no hesitation but to take this route with Gripclad. We were pleased that Gripclad were able to cut to the sizes we wanted because we had 26 of these footbridges to replace with GRP Grating. All we had to do was fix them down on to the iron angles and beams." - Hampshire County Council